The Directors Guild of America have announced their nominations for the calendar year of 2011. These are usually a good precursor to the Oscar nominations in the same category.
Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris
David Fincher, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist
Alexander Payne, The Descendants
Martin Scorsese, Hugo
The DGA will announce the winner January 28, 2012.